chicken with cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by frizzychicken1, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. frizzychicken1

    frizzychicken1 New Egg

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    I have researched on your website and found that my chicken probably has cocci (red poop and lathargic). Can anyone tell me what Sarasota vet will test the chicken poop I collected and where I can get the chicken medicine? I am worried the chicken may not make it through another day. I read on your site to try yogurt, but I can't get the chicken to eat it.
    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there!

    If after researching you feel your chicken has cocci, I would just start administering meds rather than waiting for a vet to test a fecal sample.

    I'm dealing with this too with my chicks. I just got back from Tractor Supply with Corid in hand. You can also use Sulmet, but Corid is preferred (and far less expensive). I think most feed and farm supply stores carry it. I'm using 3/4 - 1 1/2 tsp per quart of water.

    I hope your chick recovers quickly!

    ETA: If you'd rather see a vet, check out the VCA website. http://www.vcahospitals.com They have many locations in FL, and offer a coupon for a free exam. My local VCA has two avian specialists.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree - get yourself some Corid fast.
     

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